Illuminating Gracie Blog Tour

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PP Cover.4043372.inddIlluminating Gracie by Lisa C. Temple

As an old woman’s lifeless body lies on a cold stone floor, her soul stands before an angel who offers her a miraculous opportunity: the chance to do it all again. But that is easier said than done. In order to change the path her life has taken, she must put aside years of self-loathing and pain, so she can help the young girl she once was become the woman she should have been.

At 17 years old, Grace Bennett is a bitter young woman. Though blessed with a loving family, looks and brains to spare, she hides her light under a bushel, spending most of her time in the darkness of her mind with little more than sarcasm and self-pity to keep her company.

But things are about to change for Grace. While delivering food for her family’s bed and breakfast, she turns onto a desolate dirt road and drives straight into her destiny.

It’s on this isolated country lane that the damaged girl meets a strangely familiar old couple and two mysterious young men. Together the group fights the demons that surround Grace, and they teach her what it means to let her light shine.

“Illuminating Gracie” is, at once, a metaphorical tale of the fight between good and evil and a spiritual saga of one girl’s journey from darkness into the light. If you liked “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” you will love the story of Gracie.

 

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Praise for Illuminating Gracie:

“A well-paced fantasy story of redemption and self-improvement.” ~Kirkus Review (Sept. 1, 2013 Magazine)
“Just the right amount of love story to the action packed plot line left this book a perfectly balanced read.” ~Maryann (Amazon “Top 1000” Reviewers)

“The story also contains little mysteries that keep you turning the pages, as gems of insight turn up along the way. It is a story of hope and redemption, and a beautiful request of each of us to let our light shine brightly.”  ~Kimberly Raadt Higgins (Amazon Review)

“On a personal level, I can relate to Grace in so many ways. As I read, a lot of memories and feelings from my teenage and young adult years have come flooding back, some a little painful, others fun and exciting, even hopeful. Yet it also has me contemplating where I am today as a middle-aged adult; am I who I thought I would be, who I want to be?” ~N.J. Collar (Amazon Review)

“The plot is masterfully drawn and keeps the reader guessing until the end. This book tells the story of the fight between good and evil in a young woman’s life. It is brilliant in its use of humor and emotion to draw the reader into the characters.” J. Pitts (Amazon and Goodreads)

 

lisa templeAuthor Lisa C. Temple

On thirty-nine Senior scrolls, the Headmaster of author, Lisa C. Temple’s, small, private school wrote “Good Luck and best wishes for a prosperous future!” On the fortieth and final scroll, which was Temple’s, the Headmaster penned the words, “Lisa, I can’t wait to see to what use you put your unusual talents!” Temple spent the next 30 years trying to assuage her former leader’s curiosity – and her own.

She sold BMWs in her hometown of Montgomery, Alabama, and hillbillies (as a booking agent) in Nashville, Tennessee. In an effort to escape the enforced servitude of the Junior League, she even attended and was graduated from law school and passed the Alabama State Bar exam in 2002. Through it all, she battled problems and illnesses, many of her own making. But, it wasn’t until her father – her hero – was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), that Temple found her true calling – the “talent” that she finds joy in putting to use.

“Illuminating Gracie,” is loosely autobiographical and born from a desire to, if only, metaphorically right the wrongs of Temple’s own past. It tells the story of a miserable old woman who is given the opportunity – by an angel – to go back in time and help the young girl she once was become the woman she should have been. “Illuminating Gracie,” is the first book in a four-book series. The second book, “Instigating Gracie,” is due for release in December 2013.

Temple laughs when saying she has a loving and complicated husband she deserves, and a wonderful son and two loving stepchildren that she does not. She also shares her life with her beloved pets: Pomeranian, Phebe; Bordernese, Flash; and Tabby cat, MInx.

 

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Ends 12/31/13

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Tour Schedule

December  4th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Interview
Bound 4 Escape – Review
Writer’s Alley – Guest Post
Books Are Sanity!!! – Guest Post
Once Upon a YA Book – Author Interview
Pieces of Whimsy – Tens List
Manic Mama of 2 – Spotlight

December 5th

Simple Wyrdings – Review
Raizza’s Book Blogging Adventure – Review
Ali’s Books – Spotlight
Victoria Simcox’s Blog – Spotlight

 

December 6th

Mythical Books – Interview
Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After – Spotlight
Mel’s Shelves – Review
Flutters and Flails – Spotlight

Scribbler’s Sojourn – Guest Post

 

December 7th

The Bearded Scribe – Spotlight
Crazy Book Reviewer – Review
Seeking Him with all Yur Heart – Review
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews – Review

Books Direct – Interview

December 8th

Curling Up With A Good Book – Tens List
BrigitteWhoa The Book-A-Holic – Review
Cici’s Theories – Review
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Spotlight
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Spotlight
Wicked Book Addict’s Reviews – Spotlight

 

December 9th

The college crawl – Guest Post
Book Readers – Spotlight
Shelf Full of Books – Review
Reviews By Karen – Spotlight
Indie Author How-to – Spotlight

 

December 10th

Getting Your Read On – Review
Giveaway Breaking News for Indonesia – Spotlight

 

December 11th
Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader – Spotlight
Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Character Interview
Gustosa Giveaways – Spotlight
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight

We Do Write – Excerpt

December 12th

The World of ContestPatti – Spotlight
Word to Dreams – Guest Post
BookHounds YA – Interview

 

December 13th

Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post
Sheila Deeth – Guest Post
Amethyst Daydreams – Guest Post
MichaelSciFan – Interview

We Do Write – Excerpt